Li Zhenruo was probably the first person to know about the relationship between Li Zhenzi and Wen Chun, but he never told others, so he felt that maybe he could use this as a bargaining chip and use it to threaten Li Zhenzi and Wen Chun in the future if it was necessary.
But he didn’t expect Zhu Kai to make things so big.
There were too many people around the door of the lounge, and there was no movement inside. Li Zhenruo stayed for a while and walked outside, and saw Yue Zijia was looking this way with a small handbag in her hand. As she saw Li Zhenruo looking at her, Yue Zijia showed a gentle smile.
Li Zhenruo hesitated a little and walked towards Yue Zijia, “Miss Yue.”
Yue Zijia nodded, “Hello, may I ask what’s going on inside?”
Li Zhenruo thought for a while, “It seems that the groom and the bride are quarrelling.”
“Oh?” Yue Zijia was a little surprised. She turned her head to look in the direction of the lounge, and couldn’t help but take two steps forward, “What’s going on?”
Li Zhenruo said softly, “Zhentai ge might be in a tight spot.”
Yue Zijia looked at him inexplicably.
Li Zhenruo shook his head, “Nothing. Are you not going to eat?”
Yue Zijia smiled and said, “I’m not hungry yet.”
Li Zhenruo said, “You have to eat something even if you are not hungry. Why don’t you come and sit with me.”
Yue Zijia didn’t know what was on Li Zhenruo’s mind, and after a little hesitation, she nodded and agreed. The two of them went back to Li Zhenruo’s table and sat down. Li Zhenruo also took the initiative to help giving food to Yue Zijia with chopsticks.
Zhu Kai had already left. Of course, Li Jianglin would not let him go like that after he caused so much trouble for the Li family. So he left first before anyone could find him.
Li Zhenruo couldn’t guess what was on Zhu Kai’s mind anyway, so he concentrated on dealing with Yue Zijia.
Yue Zijia was a well-rounded person. After a few conversations, the two of them regretted that they couldn’t know each other earlier, and their names were changed to that of sisters and brothers.
Li Zhenruo pondered in his heart that it was good for him to approach Yue Zijia on purpose. Judging from Yue Zijia’s appearance, it seemed that she was also trying to get closer to him, but he didn’t know what for.
Later, he thought that it was mostly related to Li Zhenran. Yue Zijia saw him with Li Zhenran several times, and Li Zhentai also met him in and out of Li Zhenran’s office. At that time, he looked at him with ambiguous eyes, maybe he was going to catch Li Zhenran’s misdeed.
If this was the case, although Yue Zijia looked like a flirtatious and wanderlust person, she was still sincere toward Li Zhentai.
After a while, Li Zhenruo saw Li Zhentai and Wen Chun coming out to toast together.
The smiles resumed on the faces of the two of them, and they didn’t even show any sort of moodiness in front of Wen Chun’s parents. They toasted their relatives and friends with wine glasses all the way.
When they got to their table, Li Zhenruo realized that Li Zhentai was drinking very boldly today, holding the white wine without blinking and lifting the glass and drinking it all. Wen Chun still had that gentle and gentle appearance, holding the wine glass in her hand, and then followed Li Zhentai to the next table.
After a while, Li Zhenran came over. He first glanced at Yue Zijia next to Li Zhenruo, then sat down and asked, “Where’s Zhu Kai?”
Li Zhenruo said, “I don’t know, it seems that he left first.”
Li Zhenran picked up Li Zhenruo’s cup and took a sip of water, and said, “Then he’d better go farther, I’m afraid dad is going to kill him.”
Li Zhenruo asked softly, “What’s going on?”
Li Zhenran leaned into his ear and said, “Someone saw with his own eyes that Zhu Kai moved the USB flash drive where the photos were placed. And who else but Zhu Kai could take that kind of photo?”
After he said that, Li Zhenran greeted the people at the same table, saying that he had something to do first.
Li Zhenruo said quickly, “I’ll go with you.” Then he said to Yue Zijia, “Zijia jie, I’ll go first, enjoy your meal.”
Yue Zijia smiled and nodded, “Okay.”
Li Zhenruo followed Li Zhenran and left the restaurant in a hurry. After getting in the car, he hurriedly asked, “Are you looking for Zhu Kai?”
Li Zhenran started the car, turned his head to look at Li Zhenruo and said, “Dad is angry, someone has to go back and bear his anger.”
Li Zhenruo thought about it and said, “Shouldn’t it be the third child?”
However, Li Zhenran changed the subject and asked him, “What are you and Yue Zijia talking about?”
Li Zhenruo whispered, “Do you know that Yue Zijia is Li Zhentai’s mistress?”
Li Zhenran had already driven the car out, but at this time he lightly stepped on the brakes and looked at Li Zhenruo, “The eldest’s mistress? Are you sure?”
Li Zhenruo hesitated, “Either that or your father’s mistress.”
Li Zhenran said, “Stop talking nonsense.”
“Hmph,” Li Zhenruo snorted softly, “Just you wait and see.”
They drove to Zhu Kai’s house in the city, but no one found him. For the first two days, Zhu Kai had been living in Li’s house with Erhuang, and now Erhuang was running wild in the yard.
Li Zhenran called Wang Ma back and asked Wang Ma if Zhu Kai was back.
Wang Ma said in a low voice, “Zhu Kai didn’t come back, it’s just that your father and the third child came back and he is teaching him a lesson.”
Li Zhenruo thought that Li Jianglin had long known about the affair between Li Zhenzi and Wen Chun. He had pretended not to know and probably wanted to cover up the incident. Unexpectedly, he had to come forward to teach Li Zhenzi a lesson now that things have come to light.
If you think about it this way, Li Zhenruo felt that Li Jianglin was not so concerned about Li Zhentai’s affairs.
When Li Zhenruo even entered the gate, he lowered his head to prevent the surveillance camera from taking pictures of him. After Li Zhenran parked the car, he saw the cat running down and went around to the back and climbed the window into the house.
When Li Zhenran entered the room, he saw Li Jianglin sat on the sofa with a serious face and his hands on the crutch’s dragon head, while Li Zhenzi was standing beside him. It seemed that he planned to kneel down, but when he saw Li Zhenran walking in, his slightly bent legs straightened again.
Li Zhenruo came in directly from the window on the second floor. In a hurry to watch the show, he ran down the stairs to the first floor, but did not have the time to brake, and tumbled all the way from the stairs to Li Zhenran’s feet.
Li Zhenran looked at him coldly and said, “Are you stupid?”
Li Zhenruo quickly got up and saw Li Jianglin glancing at them, obviously looking a little unhappy. He immediately hid behind Li Zhenran.
Li Zhenran walked over to the sofa and sat down, and said, “Zhu Kai is not here. So I guess it’s impossible to find him anytime soon.”
Li Jianglin took a deep breath to calm down. Compared with Zhu Kai, naturally what Li Zhenzi did was the most unethical thing in this matter. If it wasn’t for him seducing Wen Chun, it was meaningless for Zhu Kai to secretly take more photos of them.
Li Zhenzi felt embarrassed, he was not as casual and free as Zhu Kai. Because Zhu Kai didn’t care about the Li family’s things even a penny, but Li Zhenzi did. Although his interest in Yunlin was limited, Yunyi’s stock share was mostly in Li Jianglin’s hands, and Yunyi was closely related to Yunlin. To be honest, he thought about the possibility of being discovered, but he didn’t expect to be exposed on such an occasion, and he felt somewhat embarrassed.
That photo flashed by, but didn’t Yu Bingwei beside him recognize him at a glance? Even Su Yao probably guessed it to some extent, and in addition to Li Jianglin, he has to face Li Zhentai next. There was no deep hatred between him and Li Zhentai, and seducing Wen Chun was pure cheapness, but in this way, their relationship was considered to be finished.
Li Zhenruo analyzed Li Zhenzi’s thoughts in his heart and wished he could pass on the sentence “Are you stupid” that Li Zhenran said to him just now to his third brother.
Li Zhenzi said, “Dad, I’m going to apologize to eldest brother.”
Li Jianglin sneered, “Do you think your eldest brother can accept your apology?”
Li Zhenzi lowered his head and said nothing.
Li Zhenruo leaned up and looked up at his face secretly.
Li Zhenzi took a deep breath and said, “I will try my best.”
Li Jianglin still smiled coldly.
At this time Li Zhenran said, “Dad, whether the eldest brother accepts it or not, the third child still has to apologize to the eldest brother.”
Li Jianglin also understands this in his heart, but this apology was definitely meaningless. Li Zhentai would not forgive Li Zhenzi, and may not even forgive Wen Chun. Although the wedding was completed under his insistence today, what would become of this family in the future, no one would know.
“Sigh…” Li Jianglin closed his eyes and shook his head slowly. His back that had always been straight finally leaned back weakly.
“Dad,” Li Zhenran advised him, “Just go and rest.”
Li Jianglin stood up and left the sofa on crutches, but instead of going back to the room, he walked outside.
Li Zhenzi took a step forward, and Li Jianglin pointed at him and said, “Don’t follow me.”
Li Zhenran stood up and grabbed Li Zhenzi’s arm, and said, “Go and rest.”
At this moment, Li Zhenruo looked up at Li Zhenran and hesitantly followed Li Jianglin to the outside.
Li Jianglin’s back looked somewhat crooked. He had bad legs and feet, but his back has always been straight, which makes him look very energetic. Only today, a word popped out of Li Zhenruo’s head: the shadow was waning.
They walked to the swimming pool, and Li Jianglin stopped. He slowly sat down on the deck chair by the swimming pool. Not long after sitting down, Zhu Kai’s Erhuang ran over excitedly and wagged his tail at him.
Li Zhenruo thought Li Jianglin would be angry, but unexpectedly he saw him gently touch Erhuang’s head.
Erhuang wagged his tail and lay down beside him.
Li Jianglin also saw Li Zhenruo at this time and waved to him.
Li Zhenruo thought that he wasn’t a dog, but it didn’t stop him to walk toward Li Jianglin, and stopped at his feet. He jumped onto his lap, and sat down in half a circle.
Li Jianglin touched the top of his head with his hand.
Li Zhenruo felt very comfortable, but suddenly felt a little sad, and thought: Why are you not my father?
That night, when Li Zhentai came back, he was very drunk.
Wen Chun originally helped him into the room, but as soon as he entered the living room, he vigorously pushed Wen Chun away and shouted bluntly, “Get out!”
Wen Chun’s face changed again and again, but she never said anything.
In the living room, the Li family were all there. The door leading to the side building was locked, and no other workers in the family were there. Only one Wang Ma looked at them with some difficulty.
As he saw that Li Zhentai pushed Wen Chun, Li Zhenzi couldn’t help but took a step forward and said, “Eldest brother, don’t do this. Just take it out on me if you’re angry.”
“You?” Li Zhentai looked at him with a sneer, stumbled two steps and rushed over, grabbed the front of his shirt with one hand, and punched him in the face with the other hand.
Li Zhentai probably did his best with this punch, but Li Zhenzi didn’t resist. As a result, his whole body was almost twisted by him, and then Li Zhentai was pulled over and kicked in his lower abdomen.
Li Zhenran got up quickly, went up to hold Li Zhentai, stopped him and said, “Eldest brother, stop fighting! Do you want to kill the third child?”
Li Zhentai struggled violently, “Let go!”
Bloodshot overflowed from Li Zhenzi’s lips, and half of his face quickly became red and swollen. However, the most painful thing was probably the kick Li Zhentai gave him, causing him to bend over in pain.
Wen Chun looked at them in horror and anxiety, tears could not be restrained from falling down, but she never said a word.
Li Zhenruo was lying on the back of the sofa quietly at first but also stood up restlessly at this time.
Wang Ma wiped away Wen Chun’s tears beside her. She couldn’t hold back. She came to support Li Zhenzi and said to Li Zhentai, “Don’t fight, he is your brother after all.”
Li Zhentai let go of Li Zhenzi’s clothes. The smell of alcohol was very strong on his breath. He was gasping for breath and barely standing still with Li Zhenran’s help, and said to Li Jianglin, “I want a divorce.”
Wen Chun’s eyes were red. She looked at Li Zhentai and didn’t object.
Li Jianglin shook his head slowly, “I don’t agree.”
Li Zhentai was a little emotional, “Why not? She gave me a cuckold before she got married! Well, I could put up with it in front of so many people today. Do you want me to endure it for the rest of my life?”
Li Jianglin looked at Wen Chun, “Xiao Chun, let me ask you, do you still have contact with the third child?”
Wen Chun shook her head, “I’ve broken up with him,” she said, “Dad, I’m sorry.”
Li Jianglin leaned on his crutch and said to Li Zhentai, “Did you hear what she said?”
Li Zhentai sneered, “Do you think I can trust such a woman?”
Li Jianglin said, “She is your wife.”
Li Zhentai suddenly laughed twice, “My wife? If my wife has a child in the future, I’m afraid I don’t know if it’s mine! Oh, yes, of course! You wouldn’t care. Anyway, if worst comes to worst, it was the third’s child, as long as it’s not the fourth. Yes, they are all your grandsons!”
When Li Zhenruo heard his words, his heart sank suddenly.
Li Jianglin was also angry, stood up, and shouted, “Zhentai!”
Li Zhenran supported Li Zhentai’s arm and tightened it, and said solemnly, “Eldest brother, you’ve had too much to drink, what are you talking about!”
Li Zhentai also knew that it was a bit too much to mention Li Zhenruo to anger Li Jianglin, so he gasped and fell silent.
Li Jianglin’s crutches slammed hard on the ground and he loudly said, “I have the final say in this family, I’m not allowing the divorce! Either you accept it, or get out of my way. Just say that you are not the son of Li Jianglin, and never come back to the Li family again. Just do whatever you want in the future!”
For a moment, everyone in the family fell silent.
After a while, Li Zhentai pushed Li Zhenran away, stood up straight and said to Li Jianglin, “Okay, I know that I was not as good as them in your heart since I was a child, and I can’t even be compared to that wild bastard of the fourth child. I understand!”
After speaking, Li Zhentai turned around and walked outside with vain steps.
“Zhentai!” Wang Ma called his name.
Li Zhentai did not respond. He opened the door and walked out.
Li Zhenruo couldn’t help looking at Li Jianglin and saw that his face was cold, but one of his hands trembled slightly, and he raised his crutch and pointed at Li Zhenzi, “You, get out of here too, I don’t want to see you.”
Li Zhenzi still had a bruised face and looked miserable. As he heard what Li Jianglin said, he raised his hand to cover his lower abdomen with a painful expression and walked outside.
Wang Ma took a step forward, but in the end, did not have the heart to stop him.
Wen Chun seemed to suddenly come to her senses. She glanced at Li Jianglin and probably wanted to leave.
Li Jianglin said to her, “Go upstairs to rest and we’ll talk about it tomorrow.”
Wen Chun hesitated, nodded, and said, “Dad, I’ll go up first.”
In the end, only Li Zhenran was left to help Li Jianglin back to the room.
Until Li Jianglin was lying on the bed, he patted the back of Li Zhenran’s hand, who was covering him with the quilt, and said, “Behave yourself.”
Li Zhenran nodded, “Dad, have a rest.”
After turning off the lights and coming out of Li Jianglin’s room, Li Zhenran saw his cat sitting in a daze in front of the stairs, so he stepped on his tail lightly.
Li Zhenruo looked back at him.
Li Zhenran bent down, picked him up, and walked upstairs.
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